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Erasure
Erasure


Background information
Origin England
Genre(s) Synthpop
New Wave
Years active 1985—present
Label(s) Reprise Records
Mute Records
Sire Records
Associated acts Depeche Mode
Yazoo
Andy Bell
The Assembly
Website Website
Members
Vince Clarke
Andy Bell



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Erasure Album


Hits! The Very Best Of Erasure (11/12/2003)
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Oh L'amour (August Mix)
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Oh l'amour
Broke my heart and now I'm aching for you
Mon amour
What's a boy in love supposed to do?

Looking for you,you were looking for me
Always reaching for you, you were too blind to see
Oh love of my heart why leave me alone?
I'm falling apart, no good on my own

Oh l'amour
Broke my heart and now I'm aching for you
Mon amour
What's a boy in love supposed to do?

Why throw it away? Why walk out on me?
I just live for the day, for the way it should be
There once was a time I had you here by my side
You said I wasn't your kind, only here for the ride

Oh l'amour
Broke my heart and now I'm aching for you
Mon amour
What's a boy in love supposed to do?

No emotional ties, you don't remember my name
I lay down and die, I'm only to blame
Oh love of my heart, it's up to you now
You tore me apart, I hurt inside-out

Oh l'amour
Broke my heart and now I'm aching for you
Mon amour

. . .



It's not the way you lead me by the hand into the bedroom
It's not the way you throw your clothes upon the bathroom floor

Been thinking about you, I just couldn't wait to see
Fling my arms around you as we fall in ecstacy

Ooh, sometimes
The truth is harder than the pain inside, yeah
Ooh, sometimes
It's the broken heart that decides

It's not the way that you caress me, toy with my affection
It's not my sense of emptiness you fill with your desire

Climb in bed beside me, we can lock the world outside
Touch me, satisfy me, warm your body next to mine

Ooh, sometimes
The truth is harder than the pain inside, yeah
Ooh, sometimes
It's the broken heart that decides

Woah

Ooh, sometimes
The truth is harder than the pain inside, yeah
Ooh, sometimes

. . .



I don't wanna look like some kind of fool
I don't wanna break my heart over you
I'm building a wall
Everyday it's getting higher
This time I won't end up another victim of love

You say that I could show some emotion
That I've been keeping secrets from you
But I can see through all your sweet talk
And all of your affections untrue

I'm gonna find you out
If I scream and I shout
You won't break down my protection

I don't wanna look like some kind of fool
I don't wanna break my heart over you
I'm building a wall
Everyday it's getting higher
This time I won't end up another victim of love

I'm gonna lock up what I'm feeling inside
Ain't no way you can break down the door
'Cause this time I've learned my lesson
You can take this declaration of war

Step right back
Put on your coat and your hat
Gonna avoid all complication

I don't wanna look like some kind of fool
I don't wanna break my heart over you
I'm building a wall
Everyday it's getting higher

. . .



I can't believe what is happening to me
My head is spinning
The flowers and the trees are encapsulating me
And I go spinning

He was the baby of the class you know
He really didn't know that one and one was two
Two and two were four
He was the baby of the class you know
He really didn't know that, really didn't know that
Oh what a poor soul

Ooh, do we not sail on a ship of fools?
Ooh, why is life so precious and so cruel?

I close my eyes and I try to imagine
What you're dreaming
Why can't you see what you're doing to me?
My world is spinning

You were the baby of the class you know
You really didn't know that one and one was two
Two and two were four
You were the baby of the class
You were so young and so uncertain
Suffer little children
Oh what a poor soul

Ooh, do we not sail on a ship of fools?
Ooh, why is life so precious and so cruel?

He was the baby of the class you know
He really didn't know that one and one was two
Two and two were four
He was the baby of the class you know
He was so young and so uncertain
Suffer little children
Oh what a poor soul

Ooh, do we not sail on a ship of fools?
Ooh, why is life so precious and so cruel?

Ooh, do we not sail on a ship of fools?
Ooh, why is life so fragile and so cruel?

Ooh, do we not sail on a ship of fools?

. . .



How can I explain when there a few words I can choose?
How can I explain when words get broken?

Do you remember there was a time when people on the street were walking hand in
hand in hand?
They used to talk about the weather, making plans together, days would last
forever

Come to me, cover me, hold me
Together we'll break these chains of love
Don't give up, don't give up
Together with me and my baby, break the chains of love

Do you remember once upon a time when there were open doors?
An invitation to the world
We were falling in and out with lovers, kooking out for others, our sisters and
our brothers

Come to me, cover me, hold me
Together we'll break these chains of love
Don't give up, don't give up
Together with me and my baby, break the chains of love
Together we'll break these chains of love

How can I explain when there a few words I can choose?
How can I explain when words get broken?

We used to talk about the weather, making plans together, days would last
forever

Come to me, cover me, hold me
Together we'll break these chains of love
Don't give up, don't give up
Together with me and my baby, break the chains of love
Together we'll break these chains of love

Don't give up, don't give up
Together with me and my baby, break the chains of love

. . .



I try to discover a little something to make me sweeter
Oh baby refrain from breaking my heart

I'm so in love with you
I'll be forever blue
That you gimme no reason why you make me work so hard

That you gimme no
That you gimme no
That you gimme no
That you gimme no

Soul, I hear you calling
Oh baby please
Give a little respect to me

And if I should falter would you open your arms to me?
We can make love not war and live at peace with our hearts

I'm so in love with you
I'll be forever blue
What religion or reason could drive a man to forsake his lover?

Don't you tell me no
Don't you tell me no
Don't you tell me no
Don't you tell me no

Soul, I hear you calling
Oh baby please
Give a little respect to me

I'm so in love with you
I'll be forever blue
That you gimme no reason, you know you make me work so hard

That you gimme no
That you gimme no
That you gimme no
That you gimme no

Soul, I hear you calling
Oh baby please (give a little respect)
Give a little respect to me

Soul, I hear you calling
Oh baby please (give a little respect)

. . .


Written by Clarke / Bell

We'll be together again
I've been waiting for a long time
We're gonna be, we're gonna be together again
I've been connected to the right line

We'll be together
And nobody ain't never
Gonna disconnect us
Or ever separate us
Or say to us you've got to

Stop!
Stand there where you are
Before you go too far
Before you make a fool out of love
Stop!
Don't jump before you look
Get hung upon a hook
Before you make a fool out of love

We'll be together again
I've been waiting for a long time
We're gonna be, we're gonna be together again
I've been connected to the right line

We'll be together
And nobody ain't never
Gonna disconnect us
Or ever separate us
Or say to us you've got to

Stop!
Stand there where you are
Before you go too far
Before you make a fool out of love
Stop!
Don't jump before you look
Get hung upon a hook
Before you make a fool out of love

We'll be together
And nobody ain't never
Gonna disconnect us
Or ever separate us
Or say to us you've got to

Stop!
Stand there where you are
Before you go too far
Before you make a fool out of love
Stop!
Don't jump before you look
Get hung upon a hook
Before you make a fool out of love

Stop!
Stand there where you are
Before you go too far
Before you make a fool out of love
Stop!
Don't jump before you look
Get hung upon a hook

. . .



Blue savannah song
Oh, blue savannah song

Somewhere 'cross the desert
Some time in the early hours
In a restless world
On the open highway

My home is where the heart is
Sweet to surrender to you only
I send my love to you

Blue savannah song
Oh, blue savannah song

Racing 'cross the desert
At a hundred miles an hour
To the orange side
Through the clouds and thunder

My home is where the heart is
Sweet to surrender to you only
I send my love to you

Well I'm on my way back and your love will bring me home (say that your love
will bring me home)
I'm travelling fast and your love will bring me home (say your love will bring
me home)
Will I discover that your love will bring me home? (dream away darlin')
Will I discover that your love will bring me home? (yeah)

Somewhere 'cross the desert
Some time in the early hours
To the orange side
Through the clouds and thunder

My home is where the heart is
Sweet to surrender to you only
I send my love to you

Home is where the heart is
Sweet to surrender to you only (sweet to surrender)
I send my love to you

Ooh, savannah song (sweet to surrender)
To you only
I send my love to you

Ooh, savannah song
To you only

. . .



Go ahead with your dreaming
For what it's worth or you'll be stricken-bound kicking up dirt
For when it's dark, you never know what the night will bring

Go ahead with your scheming
And shop at home, you'll find treasure while cooking up bones
But the knife is sharp, you'd better watch that you don't cut your hands

And they covered up the sun
Until the birds had flown away
And the fishes in the sea
Had gone to sleep

And they covered up the sun
Until the birds had flown away
And the fishes in the sea
Had gone to sleep

Go ahead with your dreaming
For what it's worth or you'll be stricken-bound kicking up dirt
For when it's dark, you never know what the night will bring

Go ahead with your scheming
And shop at home, you'll find treasure while cooking up bones
But the knife is sharp, you'd better watch that you don't cut your hands

And they covered up the sun
Until the birds had flown away
And the fishes in the sea
Had gone to sleep

And they covered up the sun
Until the birds had flown away
And the fishes in the sea
Had gone to sleep

Holy moses, our hearts are screaming
Souls are lifting, only dreaming
We'll be waiting, some are praying
For a time where no one's cheating

The sunlight rising over the horizon
Just a distant memory
The dawn chorus (dawn chorus)
Birds singing, bells ringing
In our hearts, in our minds

And they covered up the sun
Until the birds had flown away
And the fishes in the sea

. . .



Woah oh oh oh, woah oh oh oh
Woah oh oh oh, woah oh oh oh
Woah oh oh oh, woah oh oh oh

I'm crazy flowing over with ideas
A thousand ways to woo a lover so sincere
Love and hate, what a beautiful combination
Sending shivers up and down my spine

For every Casanova that appears
My sense of hesitation disappears
Love and hate, what a beautiful combination
Sending shivers up and down my spine

And the lovers that you sent for me
Didn't come with any satisfaction guarantee
So I return them to the sender
And the note attached will read

How I love to hate you
I love to hate you
I love to hate you
I love to hate you

Oh, you really still expect me to believe
Every single letter I receive
Sorry you, what a shameful situation
Sending shivers up and down my spine

Ooh, I like to read a murder mystery
I like to know the killer isn't me
Love and hate, what a beautiful combination
Sending shivers, make me quiver
Feel it sliver up and down my spine

And the lovers that you sent for me
Didn't come with any satisfaction guarantee
So I return them to the sender
And the note attached will read

How I love to hate you
I love to hate you
I love to hate you
I love to hate you

And the lovers that you sent for me
Didn't come with any satisfaction guarantee
So I return them to the sender
And the note attached will read

How I love to hate you
I love to hate you

And the lovers that you sent for me
Didn't come with any satisfaction guarantee
So I return them to the sender
And the note attached will read

How I love to hate you
I love to hate you
I love to hate you
I love to hate you
I love to hate you

. . .



Never had a point of view
'Cause my mind was always someone else's mind
I never had to tell a lie
'Cause I left the choices up to them
Don't know why, but I did

Oh, I want life
Life wants me
To breathe in its love

Take me I'm yours
Now I'm coming up for air
I'm gonna live my time for the rest of my life
Then I'll be coming back for more

I never had to call the tune
'Cause I always drifted with the tide of the moon
I would go out every night
Looking for someone to treat me right
Not a chance, not a hope in this world (world)

Oh, I want life
Life wants me
To breathe in its love

Take me I'm yours (take me)
Now I'm coming up for air (I'm yours)
I'm gonna live my time for the rest of my life
Then I'll be coming back for more
Ooh, ooh

Take me I'm yours (take me)
Now I'm coming up for air (I'm yours)
I'm gonna live my time for the rest of my life
Then I'll be coming back for more

. . .


Written by Andersson / Ulvaeus

I wasn't jealous before we met
Now every woman I see is a potential threat
And I'm possessive, it isn't nice
You've heard me saying that smoking was my only vice

But now it isn't true
Now everything is new
And all I've learned has overturned
I beg of you

Don't go wasting your emotion
Lay all your love on me

It was like shooting a sitting duck
A little small talk, a smile, and baby I was stuck
I still don't know what you've done with me
A grown-up woman should never fall so easily

I feel a kind of fear
When I don't have you near
Unsatisfied, I skip my pride
I beg you dear

Don't go wasting your emotion
Lay all your love on me
Don't go sharing your devotion
Lay all your love on me

I've had a few little love affairs
They didn't last very long and they've been pretty scarce
I used to think I was sensible
It makes the truth even more incomprehensible

'Cause everything is new
And everything is you
And all I've learned has overturned
What can I do?

Don't go wasting your emotion
Lay all your love on me

Don't go sharing your devotion
Lay all your love on me

Don't go wasting your emotion
Lay all your love on me

Don't go sharing your devotion

. . .


Written by Andersson / Ulvaeus

If you change your mind, I'm the first in line
Honey I'm still free, take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know, and I'll be around
If you've got no place to go, when you're feeling down

If you're all alone when the pretty birds have flown
Honey I'm still free, take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best and it ain't no lie
If you put me to the test, if you let me try

Take a chance on me
Take a chance on me

We can go dancing, we can go walking
As long as we're together
Listen to some music, maybe just talking
Get to know you better

'Cause you know I've got so much that I wanna do
When I dream I'm alone with you, it's magic!
You wanted to leave me there, afraid of a love affair
But I think you know, that I can't let go

If you change your mind, I'm the first in line
Honey I'm still free, take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know, and I'll be around
If you've got no place to go, when you're feeling down

If you're all alone when the pretty birds have flown
Honey I'm still free, take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best and it ain't no lie
If you put me to the test, if you let me try

Take a chance on me
Take a chance on me

Oh you can take your time baby, I'm in no hurry
I know I'm gonna get ya
You don't wanna hurt me, baby don't worry
I ain't gonna let ya

Let me tell you now: my love is strong enough
To last when things are rough, it's magic!
You say that I waste my time, but I can't get you off my mind
No I can't let go, 'cause I love you so

Coming in
If you like what you're seeing take a chance with me
You won't be grabbed if you're feeling horny
Well you're perfect so you got to know this precious property
I know the lads, so cold musically
Nobody sits, understand me clearly
However hard you try you could never hold me
We all fix nice it up and just move freely
Special K - what he says so listen carefully
Me not sit all alone and just wait for the phone
Not call me up cause me never, never home
Ya, machine on cause we get a wrong one
Matthew Mark, mister Paul, mister Luke and John
If we like what we see we chance a situation
Nothing don't pay nothing maybe see what follow on
What a Jill may do if the right man come
Hey ride the boat now we just have a little fun
Go now!

Baba-ba-ba-ba, baba-baba-ba-baba
Honey I'm still free, take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best and it ain't no lie
If you put me to the test, if you let me try

If you're all alone when the pretty birds have flown
Honey I'm still free, take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best and it ain't no lie

. . .


Written by Andersson / Ulvaeus

People everywhere
A sense of expectation hanging in the air
Giving out a spark
'Cross the room your eyes are glowing in the dark

And here we go again, we know the start, we know the end
Masters of the scene
We've done it all before and now we're back to get some more
You know what I mean

Voulez-vous?
Take it now or leave it
Now is all we get
Nothing promised, no regrets
Voulez-vous?
Ain't no big decision
You know what to do
La question c'est voulez-vous?

Voulez-vous?

I know what you think
The girl means business, so I'll offer her a drink
Feeling mighty proud
See you leave your table, pushing through the crowd

I'm really glad you came, you know the rules, you know the game
Master of the scene
We've done it all before and now we're back to get some more
You know what I mean

Voulez-vous?
Take it now or leave it
Now is all we get
Nothing promised, no regrets
Voulez-vous?
Ain't no big decision
You know what to do
La question c'est voulez-vous?

I'm really glad you came, you know the rules, you know the game
Master of the scene
We've done it all before and now we're back to get some more
You know what I mean

Voulez-vous?
Take it now or leave it
Now is all we get
Nothing promised, no regrets
Voulez-vous?
Ain't no big decision
You know what to do
La question c'est voulez-vous?


. . .



Open your eyes, I see your eyes are open
Wear no disguise for me, come into the open

When it's cold outside, am I here in vain?
Hold on to the night, there will be no shame

Always
I wanna be with you
And make believe with you
And live in harmony, harmony
Oh love

Always
I wanna be with you
And make believe with you
And live in harmony, harmony
Oh love

Melting the ice for me, jump into the ocean
Hold back the tide, I see your love in motion

When it's cold outside, am I here in vain?
Hold on to the night, there will be no shame

Always
I wanna be with you
And make believe with you
And live in harmony, harmony
Oh love

Always
I wanna be with you
And make believe with you
And live in harmony, harmony
Oh love

When it's cold outside, am I here in vain?
Hold on to the night, there will be no shame

Always
I wanna be with you
And make believe with you
And live in harmony, harmony
Oh love

Always
I wanna be with you
And make believe with you
And live in harmony, harmony

. . .



Tempered by greed, tall buildings breathe
Give a sigh of relief when it's night
Stirring from sleep, we night owls creep
Is there any sign of life under this stone?

Star chime, hollow and true
Love child

Weep for me, and I will cast your wheels in motion
Walk with me the inner reaches of emotion

Sheltered by creed, one piled on one
Do you have a little room for one small one?

Light shine, wild and free
Sunrise

Weep for me, and I will set your wheels in motion
Keep with me, like a roller on the ocean
Stand by me, and I will fill you with devotion
Walk with me the inner reaches of emotion

Here we are, in the sunshine
Everything is fine
Here we are, in the sunshine
Everything is fine

Weep for me, and the sands of time will fill the ocean
Keep with me, 'till rays of sunshine fill the ocean
Walk with me the inner reaches of emotion
Stand by me, and I will fill you with devotion

Weep for me, and the sands of time will fill the ocean
Keep with me, like a roller on the ocean
Stand by me, and I will fill you with devotion
Walk with me the inner reaches of emotion
The sands of time will fill the ocean
Keep with me, and rays of sunshine will fill the ocean

. . .



The deal is on the rise again
The ship comes in to shore
You've been away to somewhere
But life goes on no less

Through the foreign ocean
Underneath the sea

And walls come tumbling down
We'll be forever calm
And you'll be here in my arms
I'll keep you away from harm

I thought about you twice just then
You get me every time
Keeps coming out of nowhere
It cannot be defined

Your colours are magnificent
From magenta to bright blue

And walls come tumbling down
We'll be forever calm
And you'll be here in my arms
I'll keep you away from harm

Through the foreign ocean
Underneath the sea

And walls come tumbling down
We'll be forever calm
And you'll be here in my arms

. . .



Freedom will come
To real love
Heaven will come
For real love

Do-Wah, Do-Wah, Do-Wah
Run away when it hurts, from the things that we do
Do-Wah, Do-Wah, Do-Wah
Don't know why we cry, run away from the truth

Children of new men
Colors of human kind, in shadow
Good is your loving
Growing and sharing storms

Believe
You've got to believe

Calling the day freedom will come
And we will arise to real love
Day by day, heaven will come
And we'll survive for real love

Cherish the union, the light in a stranger's eyes
Your guardian angel will make all the wrong things right

Believe
You've got to believe

Do-Wah, Do-Wah, Do-Wah
Do-Wah, Do-Wah, Do-Wah
Do-Wah, Do-Wah, Do-Wah
Do-Wah, Do-Wah, Do-Wah

Calling the day freedom will come
And we will arise to real love
Day by day, heaven will come
And we'll survive for real love

Calling the day freedom will come
And touch the sky in heaven above
Day by day, heaven will come
And we'll survive for real love

Calling the day freedom will come
And touch the sky in heaven above
Day by day, heaven will come
And we'll survive for real love

Calling the day freedom will come
And touch the sky in heaven above
Day by day, heaven will come

. . .


Written by Gabriel

Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
I could see the city light
Wind was blowing, time stood still
Eagle flew out of the night
He was something to observe
Came in close, I heard a voice
Standing stretching every nerve
Had to listen had no choice

I did not believe the information
Just had to trust imagination
My heart going boom boom boom

"Son," he said "Grab your things
I've come to take you home"

To keepin' silence I resigned
My friends would think I was a nut
Turning water into wine
Open doors would soon be shut
So I went from day to day
Although my life was in a rut
'Till I thought of what I'd say
Which connection I should cut

I was feeling part of the scenery
I walked right out of the machinery
My heart going boom boom boom

"Hey" he said "Grab your things
I've come to take you home"

When illusion spin her net
I'm never where I wanna be
And liberty she pirouette
When I think that I am free
Watched by empty silhouettes
Who close their eyes but still can see
No one taught them etiquette
I will show another me

Today I don't need a replacement
I'll tell them what the smile on my face meant
My heart going boom boom boom

"Hey" I said "You can keep my things
They've come to take me home"

. . .



Oh l'amour
Broke my heart and now I'm aching for you
Mon amour
What's a boy in love supposed to do?

Looking for you,you were looking for me
Always reaching for you, you were too blind to see
Oh love of my heart why leave me alone?
I'm falling apart, no good on my own

Oh l'amour
Broke my heart and now I'm aching for you
Mon amour
What's a boy in love supposed to do?

Why throw it away? Why walk out on me?
I just live for the day, for the way it should be
There once was a time I had you here by my side
You said I wasn't your kind, only here for the ride

Oh l'amour
Broke my heart and now I'm aching for you
Mon amour
What's a boy in love supposed to do?

No emotional ties, you don't remember my name
I lay down and die, I'm only to blame
Oh love of my heart, it's up to you now
You tore me apart, I hurt inside-out

Oh l'amour
Broke my heart and now I'm aching for you
Mon amour

. . .


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